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US Secretary of State to visit VN this week

VGP – US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from October 29-30 at the invitation of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

10/28/2020 03:40

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (right) and US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ha Noi, February 26, 2019. Photo: VGP/Hai Minh

Pompeo’s visit aims to mark the 25th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations. He will be the fourth foreign minister to make official visit to Viet Nam so far this year.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reiterated Viet Nam always regards the US as one of the top partners, expressing his wish to further foster the comprehensive partnership with the US, especially in such fields like economy, trade and investment, during his reception for Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and representatives from the US Department of Treasury, the Department of Commerce, and the US Export-Import Bank (EximBank), in Ha Noi on Monday.

The Government chief said Viet Nam attaches great importance to and highly values the US’s active participation in the US-Mekong Partnership and that the DFC’s investment expansion in the Mekong region will be foundation for building a dynamic, resilient, and sustainable Mekong region and a strong ASEAN.

He also affirmed Viet Nam’s currency interest rate policy is not designed to gain export advantages or to support domestic production./.

By Thuy Dung